I have been working at Softline Group full-time (More than 3 years)
Softline India is seriously a great place to work. The teams are really close and tight-knit and there's very little friction across functional units. Management takes a very dedicated - yet weighted and scientific - approach to employee feedback and really listens to everyone at every level. The degree of ownership and impact you'd like within is just amazing - you get to do it your way and you will have your back covered unless you are violating policies. There's an open culture that strongly discourages immature, ignorant, intolerant, hateful, or negative attitudes. There's a lot of fun too, the annual summits are the best however any major achievement is followed with super parties across all regions. Hours are flexible as long as you're around for meetings.
Number pressures ! But that's given if you want to work for a high growth organization and want to grow along with it
Advice to Management
Don't let the spirit die - Keep up the good work
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Softline Group (Moscow (Russia)).
A very smooth hiring process (back in 2006 at least), all interviews done in one day on site. Almost no 'brain games' like "Where do you see yourself in 5 years" or "Why should we hire you?" Casual dress-code, very friendly atmosphere.
The employer doesn't offer higher salaries than the candidate's previous position - to get even a 10% raise you need to negotiate and be prepared for a rejection. The company overall isn't really keen on paying good money to it's employees.
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